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ONION MURUKKU - DIWALI CELEBRATION !!!

Hi all, Hope everyone had wonderful weekend.  This year Diwali falls on Nov 5th, so its just 4 days.  Everyone will be in festival mood and very busy in making delicious sweets and snacks.  Even though we don't have much of fireworks excitement here in US, still we love Diwali by lighting  Diyas, wearing new dress, eating yummy treats, having friends get-togethers, going to temple.  What else we need for a celebration right!!! So I started my treats with spicy "Onion Murukku”.  This is our favorite one and my mother-in law makes so good.  The whole house smells soooooo delicious and that anyone can find it.  Today I am posting 2 versions, one is by grinding rice and another is using rice flour.  Since I don't have Grinder here I used to make using rice flour.  Here goes the recipe....




ONION MURUKKU - VER I

Ingredients :

Rice Flour - 2 cups ( I usually make using Idiyappam flour)
Urad flour - 1/2 cup
Besan - 1/4 cup
Roasted gram flour - 1/4 cup ( Powder and measure)
Butter - 1 tbsp (Room temperature)
Red chillies - 12
Onion - 1 cup ( Chopped, it would be good to use strong pungent smell.  Usually shallots are used since we don't get here I use purple onion which has strong flavor)
Water as required for making dough
Salt - 1/2 tbsp ( Use as required)
Oil for Deep frying




Method :

1. Take a big bowl, measure all the flours.  Add salt and butter mix well until well blended.
2. Make a fine paste of onion and red chillies by adding little water.
3. Now add to the mixture and make dough( not so stiff or so soft). Add water if needed while making dough.
4. Parallely  heat the oil in the deep vessel or deep frying pan.  The oil should be really really hot.
5.Now fill the dough in the murukku press and press into the hot oil.( This can be checked by adding little piece of dough, when it comes up immediately without settling down it means its ready).
6.Don't reduce the flame, it should maintain the same temperature.  You can notice more bubbles in the oil as soon as the dough is pressed.
7. When the bubbles are reduced take it out and drain in the paper towel. Repeat with remaining dough.
8. Once it is cooled store in the air tight container.  This Murukku tastes more better after few hours.  You can feel the smell and taste of onion.

Note :

1. Each and everytime before pressing the dough in the oil , make sure oil is really hot otherwise it will end up with hard ones.
2. Just fill oil to half of the pan, dont pour more otherwise when dough is pressed the oil will come out.





ONION MURUKKU - VER II

INGREDIENTS :

Idli Rice - 4 cups
Shallots - 2 cups( without chopping)
Roasted gram dhal - 1 cup ( powdered)
Besan - 1 cup
Red chilli - 15



Method :

1. Soak the rice for few hours and grind them with onion and red chilli in the grinder to thick batter.  Dont add much water.  It has to be really thick batter.
2. Now to this add the 2 other flours, make like a chappathi dough.
3. Heat the oil in the deep vessel or deep frying pan.  The oil should be really really hot.
4. Now fill the dough in the murukku press and press into the hot oil.( This can be checked by adding little piece of dough, when it comes up immediately without settling down it means its ready).
5. Don't reduce the flame, it should maintain the same temperature.  You can notice more bubbles in the oil as soon as the dough is pressed.
6. When the bubbles are reduced take it out and drain in the paper towel. Repeat with remaining dough.
7. Once it is cooled store in the air tight container.  This Murukku tastes more better after few hours.  You can feel the smell and taste of onion.




Both versions tastes great. Enjoy making and eating spicy murukku 

Wish you all Advance Happy Diwali !!!






Nitha  – (November 1, 2010 at 11:05 AM)  

Never knew that we add onions in murukku.. thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe.. Lovely clicks too..

Mona  – (November 1, 2010 at 11:08 AM)  

Those cute little bags look gorgeous. I have never had onions in murukkus. New for me.

Prathibha  – (November 1, 2010 at 11:12 AM)  

They look really yummy...waiting for ur festive treats dear..:)
if possible send some parcel na...:)

Vidhya  – (November 1, 2010 at 11:18 AM)  

adding onions in murukku is new to me pavithra. Looks really good

Mriganayani  – (November 1, 2010 at 11:27 AM)  

Ooh..What a way to start the morning! Can't wait to see all your other Diwali specialities!

Onion murukku looks more than perfect - ravishing. And I love the pictures with the little packets on ingredients. Long live your creativity!

Nithya  – (November 1, 2010 at 12:19 PM)  

Wow.. this looks really super good. Crispy and I love the onion flavor. :) As usual fantastic photographs :)

Satrupa  – (November 1, 2010 at 1:01 PM)  

Woow I love the crispy murukus ....... yumm

Cheers n Happy Cooking,
Satrupa

http://satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.com

Madhavi  – (November 1, 2010 at 1:06 PM)  

Oh super clicks, loved it. And Murukus looks crispy and yummyy, perfect diwali snack!!!

Priya  – (November 1, 2010 at 1:09 PM)  

Crispy onion murukku looks absolutely awesome...As usual fabulous clicks..

Pushpa  – (November 1, 2010 at 2:11 PM)  

Yummy flavorful murukkus....perfect with Diwali fast approaching.

Pushpa @ simplehomefood.com

swapna  – (November 1, 2010 at 3:18 PM)  

onion in murukku...new to me!! love it!!love the clicks too!!

Poongodi –   – (November 1, 2010 at 3:19 PM)  

Labeling that tiny while little white sacs is a fantastic touch!This crunchy treat is sure to go on my Deepavali menu list!!

G.Pavani  – (November 1, 2010 at 3:28 PM)  

oh!it looks so crispy n new n interesting with onions using in murukku..

Cool Lassi(e)  – (November 1, 2010 at 4:17 PM)  

Look who is into the Diwali mood..:). Lovely crispy murukku!

aipi  – (November 1, 2010 at 5:03 PM)  

Looks surer crunchy n crispy..fantastic pics!

US Masala

Rachana  – (November 1, 2010 at 5:21 PM)  

I love these crunchy munchies... loved the clicks too :-)

Ambika  – (November 1, 2010 at 7:40 PM)  

Wow!! Awesome recipe, I love onion in everyting and this murukku will be my next favorite thing!!!!

Veggie Belly  – (November 1, 2010 at 9:25 PM)  

i love this set of pics. so creative!

Sharmilee! :)  – (November 1, 2010 at 9:33 PM)  

Lovely pics and onion murukku sounds interesting...Looks very crispy n perfect

Biren @ Roti n Rice  – (November 1, 2010 at 9:51 PM)  

I love murukku and yours look so good. Happy Diwali to you and your family!

Srimathi  – (November 1, 2010 at 10:37 PM)  

I think I am going to make this one. I love onions and I know this one is delicious. Lovely clicks.

Suhaina  – (November 1, 2010 at 10:53 PM)  

lovely...wonderful..marvelous..I dont know what to say..simply superb clicks... nice recipe too. Happy diwali dear.

PriyaVaasu  – (November 1, 2010 at 10:56 PM)  

Onion muruku's new to me!!!! Must taste great!!!! love those small cutie bags!!!!

Sanjeeta kk  – (November 2, 2010 at 12:30 AM)  

Love the fact that these crsipies have onion in the, the clicks are superb. The murukkus look just right for the festive savories. Thanks for sharing.

Sarah  – (November 2, 2010 at 1:48 AM)  

wow Pavithra... it looks great! Will definitely try them out. Is it ok to exclude the onions? or else substitute them with something else as I'm not a great fan of onions.

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover)  – (November 2, 2010 at 2:58 AM)  

I love this, i want to make this murukku for the coming Chinese New year. Happy Diwali !!

Swapna  – (November 2, 2010 at 4:45 AM)  

Nice and crispy murukku...love all the pics Pavi:)

Hamaree Rasoi  – (November 2, 2010 at 5:42 AM)  

Lovely pictures to compliment crunchy and crispy murukku

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

panchpakwan  – (November 2, 2010 at 8:51 AM)  

Onion Murukku looks so cruncy and delicious...wish I could grab some from the screen!!!

Kairali sisters  – (November 2, 2010 at 8:54 AM)  

Happy Diwali Pavithra...YUmmy murukku, loved the pics...

Pavithra  – (November 2, 2010 at 9:03 AM)  

Hi sarah, yah if you want to omit onion that's fine. And you can substitute with 1/2 cup garlic and follow the same procedure.

Ananda Rajashekar  – (November 2, 2010 at 10:48 AM)  

Happy Diwali Pavithra, crispy crunchy murukku, love those little bags of lentil super cute!

Premalatha Aravindhan  – (November 2, 2010 at 5:31 PM)  

Happy Deepavali Pavithra...Murukku luks really awesome!

di  – (November 2, 2010 at 10:10 PM)  

hi, if using rice flour, do you use the roasted flour or the freshly ground one?

Nish  – (December 21, 2011 at 1:00 AM)  

Nice. Too bad I don't have the tool to make this.
And I lovvveeeeeeeeeeeeee those cute little white bags!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Where did you get them from????

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